Putting people and the planet at the core of business


Mark Dearn appointed as CORE’s new Director

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Dearn as the new Director of CORE. Mark will be joining CORE on 4 May.

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CORE’s Annual Partner Meeting: Corporate Accountability in 2020 and Beyond

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

On the 25th of February 2020, over 70 people from law, academia, trade unions and NGOs assembled for CORE’s Annual Partner Meeting at The Foundry in London. Haylie Page summarises the day in this blog.

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Corporate governance reform: what prospects under the new Government?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

In their election manifesto, the Conservative Party stated its commitment to “strengthening the UK’s corporate governance regime.” We explore what’s happened to date and take a look at some recent proposals for corporate governance reform.

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Cobalt mining, child labour and corporate accountability

Friday, January 31st, 2020

In this blog, Joseph Maggs explores the landmark case filed against five tech giants in December 2019 – and the “accountability gap” that leads to companies getting away with child labour in their supply chains.

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The Future of the Corporation Programme and Business and Human Rights

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

In this blog, Dr, Dalia Palombo explains what the ‘Future of the Corporation’ Programme has in common with business and human rights, including mandatory human rights due diligence.

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Social enterprise versus anti-social enterprise?

Friday, December 6th, 2019

It is pretty clear that if we are to change society for the better and to tackle the climate emergency we need to challenge much more radically what it means to be a business, writes Lucy Findlay MBE, founding Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, the international social enterprise accreditation authority.

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UK General Election 2019: Corporate Accountability Commitments

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Political parties contesting the election UK General Election (to be held on 12 December 2019) recently released manifestos or priorities detailing their policy commitments. We examined what each had to say on holding businesses accountable for their impacts on human rights and the environment.

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Mandatory human rights due diligence: an issue whose time has come

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

In April this year, 25 civil society organisations launched a campaign for a new law to make UK companies more accountable for human rights abuses and environmental abuses in their global operations and supply chains. The good news is that there is growing momentum worldwide for similar legislation.

Mandatory human rights due diligence and corporate liability developments in Europe. Credit: European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ).


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UK falls short on corporate regulation

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Laws to regulate companies’ behaviour are desperately needed – but at the current time, the UK falls short. We explain why the UK needs to move beyond the Modern Slavery Act and also introduce a law that makes companies act to prevent human rights and environmental abuses.

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Time for constructive engagement on UN Binding Treaty

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Around the world, citizens are mobilizing for action to stop climate change and corporate activities damaging our shared environment, health and future.  International rules are needed to address the harm that global businesses and value chains can cause, and to address insufficient regulation by national governments.

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